I tweeted this earlier in October.
There is an important message within this tweet that I wanted to take a couple paragraphs to iron out.
Through training, we can work to reverse potential limitations in your movement abilities. With all of my athletes I complete an initial movement assessment, and for all of the SCRATCH virtual athletes there is a self-assessment tool that they get access to once they become a member! Within these self assessments we can learn about potential limitations in our movement abilities.
For example, here is the first self-assessment that you get as a SCRATCH athlete:
By completing this self-assessment we can learn if we lack in our spinal rotation abilities… a crucial part of your golf swing and overall health.
Then, over the next 6 months, we can work to correct this potential limitation by including exercises like the ones linked below:
1.) Half Kneeling T-Spine Rotations
2.) Half Kneeling T-Spine Rotations
There is a difference between expanding our generic ability to rotate, and including that rotational ability into our golf swing. There are many athletes who will crush that assessment above, but don’t rotate in their golf swings in any way.
These are two separate, yet connected abilities.
The ability to rotate generally
The ability to rotate in your golf swing
Therefore, as we continue on our training journey we need to make sure that any limitations we are working on, we simultaneously work to integrate that ability into our golf swing, if it could prove beneficial.
This second step is by far the tougher of the two.
But it is also the most rewarding and value producing in regards to our golf game!
Coach Carter Schmitz, CSCS, TPI